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Friday, September 5, 2014

Tour! A Review of The Legacy by Melissa Delport




The Legacy (Legacy Series, #1) by Melissa Delport
Genre: Adult Fiction (Dystopian)
Date Published: July 2014
Publisher: Tracey McDonald Publishers

One man obsessed with power. 
One woman prepared to sacrifice everything to stop him.
One war that changed the world.

“Eric Dane has segregated the wealth and resources that remain, giving a select few the highest chance of survival and leaving the rest to starve!”
World War 3 lasted twelve days and almost eradicated the human species. Growing up in post nuclear America, Rebecca Davis remained blissfully ignorant of the despotic leadership that had seized what was previously the most powerful nation in the world. When the truth is revealed and Rebecca discovers that everything she has been taught is a lie, she is determined to fight for the life that she has not been allowed to live.

In order to do this, Rebecca has to cross the boundary fences and venture out of the safety of the New United States, into the barren wastelands. It is there that she finds allies she never dreamed existed. 

In Rebecca, the Resistance has finally found the ultimate weapon.

“You were given this life Rebecca, because you alone are strong enough to live it.”

An action-packed, adrenalin inducing thrill ride that will have you riveted until long after you have turned the last page.


The Legacy is the first book in the Legacy Series by Melissa Delport. Rebecca is hands down one of the bravest, gutsy-est, and strongest female main characters I've ever read about. The story was fast paced with heaps of action. Whether they were running for their lives, fighting, or steaming up the pages, the story kept my adrenalin pumping while pulling at my heart. The romance was subtle, and I'm not sure if that's a good word to describe it, but that's how I see it. You're given past and present perspectives that give you the full picture of what's going on in Rebecca's life as well as the world around her. Along the way she finds love and heartbreak. So, yes, the romance is subtle and tragically beautiful. Through the fluctuations between past and present, you also see how the world became what it is, and it's believable. Our World could easily turn into something like this. All the characters were well developed and dynamic. I thought I had them figured out, but found that I was wrong sometimes. Some completely shocked me. Every aspect of this story was pretty intense, and offers something that will appeal to a wide audience. I thought I was getting a little tired of dystopians, but when they are written like this, it brings things to a whole new level. The Legacy blew me away! It was a breath of fresh air for this genre. Books like this make me giddy!

The Legacy by Melissa Delport was kindly provided to me by Tracey McDonald Publishers for review. The opinions are my own.





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author
Wife and mother of 3, Melissa Delport is the author of The Legacy Trilogy and the stand-alone self-published e.books Rainfall and The Traveler.

She graduated from the University of South Africa with a Bachelor’s Degree in English in 2000

At the age of twenty-four Melissa started a logistics company (Transmax) from the spare room of her flat and built it up to two fully operational depots in Durban and Johannesburg. Now, 10 years later, she has sold her business in order to write full time.

Melissa lives with her husband and three children in Hillcrest, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

The Legacy (book 1 of The Legacy Trilogy) and The Legion (book 2) are available now and the final book, The Legend, will be released early 2015.

An avid reader herself, Melissa finally decided to stop ‘watching from the sidelines’ and to do what is her passion.

“I was driving home from work when inspiration struck, and a storyline started unravelling in my head. For a few days it was all I could think about and eventually I realised that the only way to get it out of my head, was to put it all down on paper. I started writing, and that was that.”

To learn more about Melissa Delport and her books, visit her website.You can also find her on Goodreads, Pinterest, Facebook, and Twitter.

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